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Our beloved speed camera at Mynydd Isa was beheaded sometime last week!

The only online reference I can find is in the news on a Land Rover forum, so I have lifted the text from there (the original is here)

North Wales Police chief Richard Brunstrom's passion for catching speeding motorists was dealt a blow when a vandal hacked down one of his network of cameras.



Police launched an investigation after a camera and laser device was sawn off a metal pole in Mynydd Isa, near Mold. Officers cannot rule out the attack being the first action in North Wales by MAD (Motorists Against Detection). The camera attacked was positioned near The Griffin public house in Mynydd Isa. Police said the vandal used an angle grinder or a chainsaw to remove the camera between midnight and 1am on Saturday.

A spokesman for Arrive Alive, the North Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, said only the metal pole remained but the equipment had not been damaged. He said: "The reason for siting the camera in this location is to save lives. This act of vandalism puts lives at risk."

Mr Brunstrom has made a priority of catching drivers who break the speed limit. Drivers have to slow down even more - or risk fines and penalty points. Previously they were not prosecuted unless they were travelling at 38mph in a 30mph limit, but the threshold is now 35 mph.

MAD has a direct action anti-speed camera campaign. The anonymous group has been behind recent attacks on Gatso speed cameras under a slogan of "Fleecing, not policing! "


Hurrah for MAD
 

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y2kfireblade said:
tyre filled with petrol round the bloody things thats what i say.
Thats what happened to the one on the A1 Berwick by-pass last year , it sat there singed for a few months , then dissapeared , however its now back in place...ah well , at least it was away for 8 months or so! :)
 

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i'd love to cut down a speed camera :D but sadly there aint any where i live :cry: the nearest is 30 odd miles away :mad:
 

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D2 said:
i'd love to cut down a speed camera :D but sadly there aint any where i live :cry: the nearest is 30 odd miles away :mad:
That's defnitiely a good thing mate :)

I've got 2 within a mile of my house :mad:
 

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This was the first I'd heard of MAD but it seems they have been around for a couple of years. Check out this news article,

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2003/09/08/2003067005

I love the image created by the comment, "Northamptonshire police offered a £2,000 reward for help in finding people who used a bomb to take out a Gatso on the A605 at Thrapston. The blast sent shards of metal flying more than 15m"

:crackup:

I also noticed that one of our members is mentioned at the start of the article ;)
 

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There is quite a few camera's in that area. So fingers crossed they work their way through them :D :D :D
 

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Chop them all down ... when they start going up near us , we will form a gang to soon get rid of them! :D :D
 

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Knowing our lick the fines would be increased to pay for replacing the speed cameras.
 

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tic tac6 said:
Dont care who did it i ow em a drink :D
Too right. It wouldn't be quite so bad if the government just admitted that the only point of speed traps etc is to make money, but the fact that they spout all of this "saving lives" b*llocks is just a joke.

At least if they admitted they were only there to generate money we'd have a better chance of getting them all taken down :D
 
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